Todd Gloria: The best is yet to come

Todd Gloria

Yes, last week’s back-stabbing political coup against former interim mayor and council president, Todd Gloria was led by Republicans but had the help of some weak and unprincipled Democrats. In my view, the coup’s chief organizer was Councilman Scott Sherman, the new “Dick Cheney of San Diego.” In one of the biggest betrayals and back-stabbing [...]

Movie review: ‘The Imitation Game’

Let’s get this out of the way: Despite what you may have heard, read on Twitter, or seen ranted about on Facebook, The Imitation Game is a not a homophobic whitewash of Alan Turing, the gay British man who broke the Nazi codes during World War II and more or less invented the computer. Despite [...]

RIP ENDA (1974-2014)

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed away last week with the close of the 113th Congress. It was 40 years old. ENDA had been surviving on life support in the House of Representatives for slightly over a year, its suffering ending when Speaker John Boehner formally withdrew care by not scheduling a vote. ENDA was [...]

Journey to another world

For a limited time, San Diegans can go on a journey to the world of ancient Egypt at the West Coast premiere of The Discovery of King Tut at The San Diego Natural History Museum. Visitors get to experience Tutankhamun’s tomb exactly how British archeologist Howard Carter discovered it in 1922. Also referred to as [...]

Trans anthems

I’ve been put in the position of thinking about musical anthems in past weeks. That’s because Kate Pierson of the B-52s released a song planned to be included in her upcoming solo album – a song she hoped would become a “trans anthem.” The name of that song is “Mister Sister.” It’s strange to think [...]

Strive to be at peace

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! During this Christian Season of Advent, it is a time of anticipation; a time of expectancy awaiting [...]

The Affair

dvr this Showtime, Sunday, Dec. 21, 10 p.m. The season finale of the much-buzzed about Showtime soap opera will probably not answer the key question of the show: Will Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson) end up together, dump their spouses (Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson, respectively), and live unhappily ever after? If it’s [...]

Book review: ‘My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within’

“You look great!” When you’re dieting, there are no sweeter words. Losing weight is work, sacrifice and lots of self-control. For sure, it’s not for wimps. But how much is too much? Can you shed your past while you shed pounds, too? In My Thinning Years by Jon Derek Corteau, you’ll read about gains and [...]

Skeleton Twins

dvd of the week   Skeleton Twins, a dark comedy about two siblings haunted by their father’s suicide and their own failure to love the right person, was one of Sundance’s big hits this year, and it deserved the hype. The film opens with Milo (Bill Hader) drunkenly attempting to commit suicide with a razor [...]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, dec. 18 R: Tyme R: Tyme is a San Diego band covering your favorite dance music from back in the day and from as recent as last week. They love music and it shows in the cohesive sound they bring to every song they perform. Humphreys Backstage Live, 2241 Shelter Island Drive San Diego, [...]

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